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What Head w/ Your Aguilar GS112s?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by lawndart, Jun 14, 2004.

  1. lawndart


    Oct 4, 2003
    Northern NJ
    Im wondering what everyone is using with their GS112s? I myself am using a Mesa Walkabout. With a second guitarist on the way i'm thinking maybe a stronger head. I'll find out tomorrow at practice when we play with him for the first time. 99% of the time i'm miked anyway.
  2. Mcrelly


    Jun 16, 2003
    Minnesota, USA
    I played with 350w into 4ohms (2 x gs112) and now play 1200w into (same) both are LOUD, but 1200 has more punch and bottom!!!! :p :p
  3. Sufenta

    Sufenta Trudging The Happy Road of Destiny

    Mar 14, 2002
    The Signpost Up Ahead.
  4. Emprov


    Mar 19, 2003
    I used a GBE 500H (275w @ 8ohm), which pretty much pushed the GS112 to the wattage limit. The thing sounded great but I still couldn't hear myself over the mix. I think that I was just plain asking way too much of a single 12" speaker.
  5. KB

    KB Supporting Member

    Jan 13, 2000
    Chapel Hill, NC
    Ashdown RPM1 preamp into a QSC PLX 1602 bridged. 1600W of tonal bliss into my two GS112's.
  6. kobass

    kobass Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    Outside Boston
    Mesa M-Pulse 600 into two GS112s. Ooooooh yeah baby! :D
  7. jokerjkny


    Jan 19, 2002
    NY / NJ / PHL
    IMHO, aguilar gear sounds best with aguilar gear. so, the new AG500 would rock socks. but usually anything with a bright or hifi flavor should sound good, to even out the already dark voicing of the GS112. i had a WT400, and the tone was too smooth and dark, even for my usual chocolate tastes.
  8. Davo737


    Feb 29, 2000
    Syracuse, NY
    I've found that my Eden WT-400 runs out of juice fairly quickly into one GS112. I would definitely suggest something with more headroom. Love the tone, though - like Joker said, dark and smooth, which works well for me.
  9. BillyB_from_LZ

    BillyB_from_LZ Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2000
    We had a band playing in our cafeteria the other day (trumpet, trombone, guitar, drummer and a bassist) playing everything from Sinatra to Aerosmith (passing through Earth Wind and Fire, Motown, James Brown, Paul Simon and Steely Dan. They nailed every song...incredible depth in that band).

    Anyway, the bassist was using a iAmp 800, a GS-112 and an EA 1x12. It sounded great with his Bart equipped Lakland 5 string. I didn't get a chance to check out his settings.
  10. atldeadhead


    Jun 17, 2002
    QSC PLX 1202 into 1 or 2 GS 112's.

    700 watts at 8 ohms (single 112) and 1200 watts at 4 ohms (both 112's).

    Big sound, big bottom, happy deadhead :hyper:
  11. lawndart


    Oct 4, 2003
    Northern NJ
    well practice went well. we got a second guitarist. So far it sounds loud enough. I was competing against a Marshall 1/2 JCM 800 stack and only a fender combo prob 1x12. I forgot to ask him what kind of amp he plays out of. So far the Walkabout is loud enough....the main guitarist's wife gets pissed when I turn it up, claims i break pictures upstairs. we'll see.
    hmmmmm mesa m-pulse 600....... :bassist:
  12. jokerjkny


    Jan 19, 2002
    NY / NJ / PHL
    THAT my man, must be a bitchin' rig.
  13. I used my SWR SM-500 through a friend's aguilar 1X12 and it sounded really good. I usually find the SWR to be a little too hi-fi and bright but the aguilar cab really rounded out the tone nicely.
  14. KB

    KB Supporting Member

    Jan 13, 2000
    Chapel Hill, NC

    Yeah, I love it. and cost-wise it wasn't too much $$$. Plus it is fairly lightweight.
  15. iAmp350 into one gs112. Can't beat it for jazz gigs. I think it will suffice well for rock gigs once I get another 112.
  16. ccyork


    Jan 26, 2004
    GK 700RB-II with 1 GS112
  17. xyllion

    xyllion Commercial User

    Jan 14, 2003
    San Jose, CA, USA
    Owner, Looperlative Audio Products
    My big reason for going to the GS112 was size and weight. For the same reason, I have been reducing the size of my head. I now use a SoundTech PS802 (800W@8 ohms bridged), a Boss VF-1 multi-effects box, and a Sennheiser digital wireless. All three boxes fit nicely in a 2 space rack case. I have a surge protected power strip fastened with velcro to the inside of the case.

    Since the VF-1 has a built-in tuner, I don't need any pedals or gadgets connected. For practice, I just toss the head, the GS112 cab, and my bass in the back of my car. I even have the cables rolled up inside the covers of the case. Outside of getting a combo, it doesn't get much easier.
  18. Mesa WalkAbout all the way. If I ever need more it's easy to use the DI out or mike it.
  19. dedmyers


    Dec 23, 2003
    Walkabout here as well and love it.